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Geryon, also known as "Geryon the Timesteed " and "The Timesteed", is a minor villain in the video game; Devil May Cry 3. This fiery spectral steed gallops quickly and even wildly through portals and has its localized power over time. It is revealed in Devil May Cry 5 that this creature is a member of the rare "Geryon" species, demonic horses believed to be capable of manipulating time and it is thought that it is to be the last member of its kind, until it's relative identified as the Elder Geryon (also known as Elder Geryon Knight) was discovered.
Geryon is a demonic dark-hued horse with blue flames that engulf his hooves, mane, and tail, and both it's mouth and eyes also possessing an eerie blue glow from the very flames surrounding his body. He also carries a demonic hearse chariot made of black steel, with wheels featuring sharp spikes along the rims, behind him at all time.
Long ago, Geryon was once a horse of legend ridden by countless heroes, until ingesting demonic essence corrupted and empowered him with limited control over time. He leads a ghostly hearse, equipped with a heavy armament.
When Dante on the bridge above the Underground Arena within the Temen-ni-gru, he encounters a demonic Horse named Geryon. Geryon challenged Dante in a game of Chicken, trying to ram at Dante.
Both Dante and Geryon play chicken for a while until the bridge falls apart, dropping them into the arena floor of the Underground Arena. During this fight, Geryon fights by circling Dante and shoot arrows out of his Chariot. Geryon can teleport through portals. And from time to time, Geryon attempted to ram into Dante. Geryon then creates orbs that can slow down time form a few seconds.
After Dante defeats Geryon, the creature presumably dies and his soul becomes the Style known as; Quicksilver style, which grants Dante to slow time for a short amount of time.
- In Greek mythology, Geryon#Chthonic_associations Geryon is a giant with three bodies joined to one pair of legs. He appears in The Divine Comedy as a bear-armed dragon with a man's face and a scorpion's tail.
- Geryon's design seems to be based on the Irish myth of the Cóiste Bodhar, otherwise known as the 'death coach', where the driver would sometimes be a Dullahan.
- Originally, conceptual designer Daigo Ikeno wanted to have prisoners inside the carriage behind Geryon.
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